Canadian Entities Pursue NAFTA Arbitration Against Over Pipeline Application

(January 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Canadian entities on Jan. 6 filed a notice of arbitration against the U.S. government for violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), seeking $15 billion in damages in relation to their investment in a crude oil pipeline (TransCanada Corporation & TransCanada PipeLines Limited v. The Government of The United States, NAFTA).

(Notice available. Document #05-160126-007X.)

The notice was filed by TransCanada Corp. and TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. against the United States.


The claimants submit that on Sept. 19, 2008, TransCanada...
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